Books in the Series

Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

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“Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman have assembled a terrific book for anyone teaching U.S. history to high school or college students. . . . If the task of teaching LGBT history in the classroom seems daunting, the first section of the book presents first-hand accounts of high school and college teachers who have taken the plunge. They represent a broad range of teaching experiences: public and private schools, affluent and impoverished student bodies, hostile and sympathetic parents and administrators, survey and elective courses, tight and flexible time constraints. Each teacher attests to the importance this history had for their students. . . . Especially helpful are wonderful examples of strategies to achieve specific goals.” Claire Lyons, Univ. of Maryland.
Full Review: The American Historian, Feb 2015


Finalist for a 2015 Lambda Award.

In a similar way to racial/ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, queer lives first appear as “sidebar” stories, which are important to introducing, say, prominent individuals or significant acts of protest. But this is just a beginning. Our book will help illuminate important figures and events, with essays by experts who possess substantial teaching experience. In addition, the book will be a one-of-a-kind guide for teachers, helping them to understand how the central narratives of U.S. history speak to queer lives and, just as importantly, vice versa. Read more . . .

Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War


“This collection makes good on what it sets out to do: help high school and college teachers think about understanding and teaching the Vietnam War in new and innovative ways. There is a clear need for this kind of hands-on volume.”

—Mark Philip Bradley, author of Vietnam at War

“[A] much needed guide to help teachers at all levels navigate the complexities of the Vietnam War and the ever-increasing material available about it.”
History Teacher 47, no. 3 (May 2014)

Honorable Mention for the 2015 Franklin Buchanan Prize from the Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia

Named to the list of “Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates, 2013-2014,” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 51, no. 9 (May 2014): 1557.